Monday, August 15, 2005

Off-Season AP Poll

Shaq and the Heat are looking fly


It's been awhile since we posted an AP Poll, so we felt that today would be an ideal time to see where each team stands now that there's been a legitimate amount of player movement this off-season. We did NOT factor in potential moves, although we did weigh in the fact that for example, the Bulls may lose either Eddy Curry or Tyson Chandler, and that Seattle is unlikely to retain a few of its still unsigned free agents.

Note: The previous rankings (PRV) are according to each team's final regular season ranking record and place in which they finished out of all 30 teams.

The A Poll-Anthony

RANKTEAMRECPRV
1.San Antonio59-232
2.Miami59-233
3.Indiana44-3815
4.Detroit54-285
5.Phoenix62-201
6.Houston51-317
7.Denver 49-339
8.Dallas58-244
9.Cleveland42-4018
10.New Jersey42-4017
11.Sacramento50-328
12.LA Lakers34-4821
13.Golden State34-4821
14.Washington45-3712
15.Philadelphia43-3916
16.Chicago47-3510
17.Boston45-3711
18.LA Clippers37-4519
19.Milwaukee30-5225
20.Minnesota44-3814
21.New York33-4924
22.Utah26-5627
23.Memphis45-3713
24.Seattle52-306
25.Portland27-5526
26.Toronto33-4923
27.Orlando36-4620
28.New Orleans18-6428
29.Charlotte18-6429
30.Atlanta13-6930


The Rockets should be flying high



The P Poll-Paul

RANKTEAMRECPRV
1.San Antonio59-232
2.Miami59-233
3.Indiana44-3815
4.Detroit54-285
5.Houston51-317
6.Denver 49-339
7.Phoenix62-201
8.Dallas58-244
9.Sacramento50-328
10.Cleveland42-4018
11.New Jersey42-4017
12.Golden State34-4822
13.Philadelphia43-3916
14.LA Clippers37-4519
15.LA Lakers34-4821
16.Minnesota44-3814
17.Washington45-3712
18.Chicago47-3510
19.Seattle52-306
20.New York33-4924
21.Memphis45-3713
22.Boston45-3711
23.Milwaukee30-5225
24.Utah26-5627
25.Orlando36-4620
26.Toronto33-4923
27.New Orleans18-6428
28.Portland27-5526
29.Charlotte18-6429
30.Atlanta13-6930

5 Comments:

At 10:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice rankings guys. I really agree with both of you almost top to bottom. Here are a few differences I had--
-Thought you guys were a bit rough on Utah and Memphis. I think Utah will be better. Remember how injury-riddles they were last season
-I agree, but doesn't that tell you how awful Atlanta is if they're still the WORST team even after acquiring Joe Johnson and having the #2 pick in Marvin Williams?
-Glad to see you guys recognize my hometown Warriors. Big-Ups!
-One observation-- isn't it interesting how optimistic you can get over pretty much any team? Seriously besides teams 26-30, I think you could make a case for any of the top 25 teams playing .500 ball or even making the Playoffs. I agree Orlando should be low...but they still have Francis (who's getting a terrible rap, but he's still pretty damn good), Hill, and Dwight freaking Howard! I wouldn't be SHOCKED if they won 40 games.
--Nice job guys, keep up the good work. Looking forward to the monster pieces.

 
At 10:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do you rank the Lakers in the top-20?? Seriously, what am I missing? A new coach, and Kwame Brown - that might get them another 5 wins...

 
At 11:12 AM, Anonymous Doogie D said...

People tend to forget that the Lakers were firmly entrenched in the Playoff race up until Kobe hurt his ankle and sat out 15 games. Then from there, it all went to hell. I think they had the Lake Show right on point. Not so much love for the Bulls though, huh? Remember this was a young team last year. I understand you guys said that we can't assume Curry and Chandler will be back, but if they are, I think Chi Town has to be #4 in the East.

 
At 11:42 AM, Blogger Anthony Peretore said...

Doogs-
You might be dead on about Chicago at 4. They'll have some strict competition from Cleveland for that spot, but you're right it seems like a lot of people are sleeping on them, including me. Maybe I'll take a little further notice of them, but I'm still skeptical that Curry is a sure thing to re-sign. And even if he does I bet it will only be for one year with that bad ticker. Thanks for writing in. Peace

 
At 11:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Houston should be over Detroit bc of the signings of DA and Swift. I agree with Indiana being very high. For anthony, Philly over Boston? Nahh. and for Paul.. Philly and New York. I can understand Philly (a little bit), but New York? They are full of malignant players that play for stats, not for wins. With Boston, PP will do anything to win. you have to take that into consideration. Overall, Anthony had a much better poll than Paul.

 

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